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InFamous20
12-14-2010, 4:07 PM
Yup, you read it right, I purchased my first mauser! :D. It was in the marketplace a few days ago and I snatched it up. Russian captured and it still has the swastikas. Cosmo is still present. Receiver code 243 1940.

Pics soon :p

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/mv670/IMG00022-20101215-1516.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/mv670/IMG00020-20101215-1514.jpg

mosinnagantm9130
12-14-2010, 4:38 PM
Congrats, looking forward to the pics!

mauser98k
12-14-2010, 4:41 PM
243 = Mauserwerke Borsigwalde.

always happy to hear about somebody getting a nice 98k.

cruddymutt
12-14-2010, 5:20 PM
Is it grooved for for a sight hood? I have a 1940 "27" code that isnt and a 1941 BYF that is.

InFamous20
12-14-2010, 6:12 PM
Cruddy

If by grooved you mean some little wings, then I'm going to say yes,
Sorry for teasing guys, I'll have pics when I go home.

dogolden
12-14-2010, 6:53 PM
That's cool. I'm a big k98 fan but don't get the chance to see too many decent looking ones anymore..

cruddymutt
12-14-2010, 7:04 PM
Cruddy

If by grooved you mean some little wings, then I'm going to say yes,
Sorry for teasing guys, I'll have pics when I go home.

Below the wings there will be a groove if the rifle was equiped with a sight hood originally. It seems 1940 was a transitional year for some manufacturers. I was just curious.

mauser98k
12-14-2010, 7:10 PM
Below the wings there will be a groove if the rifle was equiped with a sight hood originally. It seems 1940 was a transitional year for some manufacturers. I was just curious.

1940 was the beginning of the site hood grooves. 1940 produced 243 coded rifles were not made with them.

rifles made earlier than 1940 seen with sight hood grooves either had them added in the field or bubba done did it.

InFamous20
12-15-2010, 1:54 PM
Here's more

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/mv670/IMG00019-20101215-1351.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/mv670/IMG00014-20101215-1348.jpg

http://i598.photobucket.com/albums/tt63/mv670/IMG00015-20101215-1350.jpg

mauser98k
12-15-2010, 1:59 PM
ahh, it does have sight hood grooves. added during the war.

InFamous20
12-15-2010, 2:04 PM
ahh, it does have sight hood grooves. added during the war.

No bubba then :p All I need is a sling, the bayonet is on its way

Anchors
12-16-2010, 1:21 PM
This is awesome.
How much was it?

I would love a k98 Russian capture with the Nazi stuff still present. Didn't they usually grind the symbols off when they captured them?

I would love any german k98 actually.

cruddymutt
12-16-2010, 1:54 PM
Check the classifieds and auction sites. I got my last k98 for $200 shipped not more than six months ago.

Anchors
12-16-2010, 1:58 PM
Check the classifieds and auction sites. I got my last k98 for $200 shipped not more than six months ago.

I would definitely pay that.

Was that a German k98?

InFamous20
12-16-2010, 1:59 PM
This is awesome.
How much was it?

I would love a k98 Russian capture with the Nazi stuff still present. Didn't they usually grind the symbols off when they captured them?

I would love any german k98 actually.

It cost 250 dollars shipped, you have to be patient, you'll find a deal eventually.

cruddymutt
12-16-2010, 2:06 PM
Yes it was a 1940 "27" code with swastikas intact. Awesome shooter.

mauser98k
12-16-2010, 2:55 PM
No bubba then :p All I need is a sling, the bayonet is on its way

you could get a sight hood for it too. installation is simple with a pair of snap ring pliers.

InFamous20
12-16-2010, 6:28 PM
Anyone know any good sources for the sighthood and slings?

I read somewhere that the repro sight hoods aren't very good. Don't know much about the sling.

mauser98k
12-16-2010, 7:12 PM
Anyone know any good sources for the sighthood and slings?

I read somewhere that the repro sight hoods aren't very good. Don't know much about the sling.

repro sight hoods can be fine. i have a few and they're solidly on the rifles and are stiff.

check gunbroker for both. although fake slings are usually pretty bad looking and real ones are expensive.

InFamous20
12-16-2010, 7:44 PM
Gotcha! Thanks for the help.
One more thing, in regards to an RC, the stocks have shellac and cosmoline? Or just the shellac

mauser98k
12-17-2010, 7:37 AM
both. shellac is the shiny coating that feels like a hard plastic on the wood. cosmoline is the nasty yellow/brown, anti-rusting/storage sludge you'll find gooped everywhere.

from your pics it doesn't look like there's any cosmoline on your rifle. looks like it's been removed.

shellac can be removed if you want to make your rifle look more German issue and less Soviet capture, but that also involves refinishing it with something like boiled linseed oil or howard's feed'n'wax.